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Re: working on "A Model of Authority in the Web"

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2009 11:59:13 -0600
To: Danny Ayers <danny.ayers@gmail.com>
Cc: Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, public-cwm-talk@w3.org, Jonathan Rees <jar@creativecommons.org>
Message-ID: <1260899953.3504.5696.camel@pav.lan>
On Tue, 2009-12-15 at 16:02 +0100, Danny Ayers wrote:
> Pardon the interruption, but Dan - can you make tests out of these?

It's a reasonable request; fixing a bug without adding a test
is just borrowing trouble ("technical debt").

But it's not on the critical path to what doing for the TAG,
so I'm not likely to do it any time soon. If I were to spend
time on software-engineering aspects of cwm, I'm more likely
to migrate the cwm sources to a DVCS to make contributions
easier to gather.

It would be straightforward to package up the whole failing
example; pruning it down to isolate the bug would be more
work. The fact that Tim found the bug in the code suggests
he might know how to make an isolated test case.

> 2009/12/15 Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>:
> > line 137 of what? oh... why.py. Yup; that works.
> > I checked it in:
> >  why.py,v 1.54 2009/12/15 14:55:57 connolly

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